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Statement from NPS on status of National Parks during partial government shutdown

National Park Service News Release (January 6, 2019) Statement on Protecting National Parks while Providing the American People Continued Access during the Lapse of Appropriations,...

Federal shutdown creates mountains of trash and human waste

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As the federal funding "stalemate" turns into "stagnate," national parks and other federal lands are left holding the bag....

Government shutdown not stopping visits to Death Valley

(December 27, 2018) — While the government shutdown has affected visitor services in America's National Parks, tourists bent on visiting Death Valley National Park...

What’s the status of National Park System during partial government shutdown?

December 22, 2018 – The National Parks Traveler, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization dedicated to covering national parks and protected areas on a daily...

Synchronous fireflies put on magical show

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fireflies of Tennessee (firefly.org) (Updated April 26, 2018. We have been tracking the Synchronous fireflies for a number of years....

Wind Cave National Park is two parks in one

Exploring Club Room of Wind Cave (NPS) Wind Cave National Park, in the southern Black Hills near Custer, South Dakota, is really two parks in one--both...

Hell’s Half Acre Lava Field off I-15 in Idaho

Hell's Half Acre Lava Field trail at North Blackfoot Rest Area on I-15. (Julianne G. Crane) We were steaming south along I-15 from Butte heading...

Petrified Forest National Park really “Rocks”

Owl Rock Member Chinle Formation Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area (NPS) (Editor’s Note: Information update May 2016) For RVing photographers, spring and autumn are the times to...